ShowMatch System Solutions

A sound investment for your rental business.


ShowMatch DeltaQ systems can be found all around the world in a variety of sound reinforcement applications. Small ground-stacked setups in modest venues. Full-bandwidth arrays on mobile stages and in mid-sized concert clubs, theaters, and auditoriums. Large-scale outdoor music festivals and arena-scale special events.

System User Comments

Anatole Day

FOH Engineer, Guy Sebastian

ShowMatch can definitely cover everything we're throwing at it. Literally out of cardboard it sounded good.

Antonio Coppola

Owner & technical manager, Tecnologie Alternative SRL

I'm completely satisfied with ShowMatch, the system has exceeded my expectations. The mid/high definition is impressive and the overall output is much higher than equivalent systems.

Bobby Haruno

FOH, 2018 UCSD Commencement Ceremony

“ShowMatch is surprisingly powerful for its size, with enough throw to smack you in the face way back into the audience coverage area. And we’re 330 feet [100 meters] from the stage lip to the last seating row, with no delay towers.”

Chris Mitchell

FOH Engineer, Umphrey's McGee

"I find the Bose array well-tuned with smooth coverage...and I like the extended high-frequency response."

Dario Frigerio

Star Service

"The combination with PowerSoft amplification is a winner. Bose has always highlighted the particular quality in the reproduction of the voice, an aspect that we found during our work."

Jerry Holcomb

FOH Engineer, Kari Jobe & Winter Jam

You name it, I’ve mixed on it. I like clarity and quick response from drum tones and things like that where it's very present and close up. The tone was there, high and low. I was real happy with that.

Dave Fine-Firesheets

FOH Engineer, Brooklyn Bowl’s Sunset Sounds

"The system performed really well for us with rock, pop and funk acts. And it’s been useful to be able to minimize side-wall reflections by keeping the sound of the live show away from the building walls in this narrow venue."

Diego De Ferrari


"Considering its SPL capabilities, ShowMatch sounds more like a double-10" line array rather than a double-8", almost like a fully capable outdoor system and it sounds very good, with the mid-low frequency section particularly well refined."

Ryan Nichols

FOH Engineer, Switchfoot

It's exciting to see a company like Bose really focus on a great sounding PA. I can say the Bose ShowMatch rig is already on my rider.

Fernando Cabrera Sanchez

FOH Engineer, Rocka

"I was surprised by the output and sound pressure capabilities of ShowMatch, along with the quality of the sound. This made my job as a mixer much easier. The subwoofers do a great job, despite their small size."

Chris Conley

FOH Engineer, Los Lonely Boys

I mix on something different every night, different console, different boxes, and with minimal tweaking this ShowMatch rig is probably the best sound I’ve had. ShowMatch has blown away every rig I’ve mixed on this year, or last year.

Flash Feruccio

Hollywood Sound Systems

"This system is exceptionally clear, with effortless power: plenty of headroom. I'm impressed with the smooth, even coverage whether indoors or out, when listening to a mix."

Francesco Firulli

System Technician and Owner, International Sound SRL

With ShowMatch, Bose has made great progress. The sound is remarkable, and the positive feedback we are getting confirms that getting this system has been a good idea.

Francesco Spadaccino

Technical Manager, DJ Service SNC

I believe in the ShowMatch system’s value and performance capabilities. After using it for a while, I’m more and more pleased with this choice.

Francoise Gouverneur

FOH Engineer, Jupiter & Okwess

"I am more than pleased with the output and definition of the Bose system. It has SPL and long-throw capabilities that are sure and precise, but it does not have distortion in the high frequencies, even at a distance. You experience a uniform sound field from the front of the audience to the back."

Frank X Gallagher

Production Manager/FOH, B52's

"I had a great time mixing on the ShowMatch system. The band, fans and management were all very happy with the sound of the show. I look forward to using it in the future, and learning about which rental companies carry the system."

Hans Surte Norin

FOH, Uppsala Konsert och Kongress

"The Bose ShowMatch system delivers a fantastic sound, perfect for its purpose. The sound quality is really amazing and blends in naturally with the acoustic instruments from the stage – even in typically demanding venues."

Hernando Puentes

FOH Engineer, Hypoxia

"The most difficult thing about mixing an extreme heavy-metal band is to make sure each instrument in the mix is defined and understood at the same volume level, especially when working on such a large stage. This is the first time I've operated a Bose line array. I did not have to correct much of anything in the system for my mix, which is what we expect from a sound system."

James "Jimbo" Neal


"ShowMatch is a very 'steerable' rig, with the Delta Q variable waveguides. It has exceptional audience coverage capabilities. This is some great technology."

James Wooten

FOH Engineer, Walk The Moon

"The system definitely exceeded my expectations. The coverage and the tonal quality is nice and warm without being too in-your-face, and you can get good volume out of it without harmonic distortion. I enjoyed mixing the band on it a lot."

Jesse Ralph

FOH Engineer, Legacy Productions

“It's tour-quality sound with a hint of finesse, so it's really smooth. Would I mix on it again? Absolutely.”

Joe Stella

FOH, The Bangles

"I had never used ShowMatch until today. It took me less than half a song to hear that this system could really translate my mix, everything I needed was there. Vocal harmonies clarity, guitar detail, solid snare, all right there. Really good. It's a fine system."

Ken Newman

FOH, Barry Manilow

"I had some hesitancy about using the new sound system ahead of the first shows, having never worked with a Bose system before. I went there and put the system through the same evaluation process I always do, including analyzing pink noise through the system and then playing eight sets of stem files through the house console from previous recordings I’ve done of Barry in other venues. I came away rather impressed.”

Marcel Quiroz

FOH engineer, Easy Star All-Stars

"I tour around a lot, using all the various top brands of loudspeakers. The performance of this system is right up there with the leading rigs. Very clear and solid."


FOH mixer for Nek, Gianna Nannini, Fiorella Mannoia, Jovanotti

“Surprisingly, ShowMatch plays louder than what you expect when you see it for the first time, and it has extraordinary tonal balance.”

Matt Lampley

Technical Director, First Baptist Church, Albany GA

“It sounds great, plenty of high end, plenty of beef in the middle. The subs have plenty of punch but also have plenty of low end to carry the whole sound to balance it out, to give you a good even tone all the way across.”


FOH, Fetty Wap ‘For My Fans’ Tour 2018

"Frankly, it blew me away; I actually was really surprised how good it sounded compared to other systems I have mixed on in the past...the bottom end was great; it really had a lot of punch to it, which is exactly what I need for Fetty Wap."

Nate Lettus

FOH Engineer, Pat Benetar

"Big sound from a small package. I had a good show. This system really surprised me; I'd be happy to use it again."

Nestor “Orejas” Nieto

Monitor Engineer, P.A. Sound

I mix monitors backstage. I’m first to hear about it if the main PA has sound coming off the back. Our new Bose system does not have that problem. The cardioid sub preset for ShowMatch works better than many other systems.

Pablo Mateus

FOH Engineer, Jazz al Parque

The ShowMatch system is very smooth with good even coverage. For me as a mixer, it sounds extremely natural. That's important for world-class jazz with instruments like acoustic piano, upright bass, and brass sections. I'm very happy with the high frequency detail on things like a drummer's brushes and cymbals.

Reiley Brinser

FOH engineer, Ozomatli

"I've never used ShowMatch before this show. It's great! I'm getting a crisp snare, solid bass, and really love the subs."

Ben Hammond

FOH Engineer, Don Broco

"My show file on the dLive for Broco is over 200 shows old and, no word of a lie, every show we did with the Bose PA allowed me to hear something in the tracks I’ve never heard before."

Sanjay Mudharata

Acoustic Control (FOH, A26

"From the first time I heard ShowMatch, I was struck with the great detail, the system's ability to reproduce live music in a very natural manner. It's compact, powerful and extremely accurate. It's ideal for a concert act like this, performing everything from soft ballads to hard rock."

Stanley Soares

FOH, Juanes

"When I saw my first ShowMatch system I was rather skeptical. It looked tiny for use at a large outdoor show. But I played some tracks, did line check, and hit the show. It was very clear, and the vocals were really present. I was impressed."

Todd Moore

FOH engineer (CMI, R&SN Symposium)

"It didn't take me long at all to dial this rig in. Just pulled out a bit around 80Hz since this is a business meeting. Good vocal intelligibility. It sounds fine, I can use this for sure."

Tricia Ellsworth

FOH, Psychedelic Furs

"This is a good PA. Right from soundcheck, I really did not even touch my main EQ. The highs were really clear, good detail. I'd be happy to use ShowMatch again"

Victor Mestanze

FOH, Pershing Square Concert Series

"ShowMatch is working really well for our shows here. It's handling everything from pop acts to classic rock to salsa, very clear and powerful sound every time. And, great to have the support of Hollywood Sound Systems."

Vincent Gu

Sound Supervisor/FOH, Shanghai Chinese Orchestra

"Chinese traditional music has unique instruments, and the sound system must be able to reproduce a very wide frequency range with precision coverage of the audience area. ShowMatch works extremely well for our concerts."


DeltaQ loudspeakers provide unmatched sound quality to every seat in the house, now at venues near you.

Featured Venues

Atlanta Coliseum 
Duluth, GA
Room Match
The Stillery
Nashville, TN
Room Match
Nashville, TN
Room Match

Product Information

Bose ShowMatch™ DeltaQ™ Array Loudspeakers
ShowMatch loudspeakers feature next-generation array technology to provide top-class sound quality for live music production, with best-in-class vocal clarity throughout the audience listening area. Array modules are available with three vertical coverage patterns, each with field‑replaceable waveguides to change horizontal coverage. Integrated, quick‑pin suspension hardware and accessories allow for fast array deployment.

DeltaQ array technology improves sound quality and vocal clarity by providing selectable
coverage patterns that direct more sound to the audience areas with “Q” that varies by module in the array.

Array coverage you need with fewer boxes. ShowMatch full‑range array modules are available with 5°, 10°, or 20° vertical coverage that allows J-array, constant-curvature, or DeltaQ array configurations. Conventional line arrays can require up to twice the box count for comparable vertical coverage. DeltaQ arrays can improve sight lines, reduce rigging weight and system costs.

Replaceable waveguides allow changing horizontal coverage to better match audience coverage needs and can form asymmetrical patterns for improved acoustic performance in left/right arrays. 

High output for size class. 145 dB peak array output levels generated from 2x8" neodymium woofers and 4x Bose EMB2S neodymium compression drivers, with more usable low-frequency output in smaller arrays.

Powersoft® X4 Power Amplifiers 
Bose Professional has partnered with Powersoft of Italyto distribute their X4 model power amplifier with Bose ShowMatch loudspeakers for portable rental and touring applications. The Powersoft X4 amplifier features 4 output channels, each rated for up to 5200 watts, with a global power supply that accepts 85 – 440V, including 3‑phase. The X4 includes integrated loudspeaker DSP with analog, AES3 and Dante™ digital audio networking.

Powersoft Armonía Pro Audio Suite™ Software
Armonia software provides setup, remote control and monitoring of X4 amps. Preset files are available with EQ, crossover, and limiter settings for all ShowMatch modules. Complete system files are also available for typical array configurations. All loudspeaker settings can be locked, with additional EQ layers available for FOH engineer tonal balance adjustment.


AFMG® EASE® Focus Acoustic Simulation Software
EASE Focus 3 software allows 3D modeling of audience areas with prediction of acoustic direct‑field coverage, sound levels, and frequency response, plus rigging pitch angles with auto‑splay calculation. The Bose ShowMatch GLL files are licensed to allow use in both Focus and “full” EASE software.

X4 Wiring Options for ShowMatch™ Modules

3-box parallel 2 subs/channel parallel
(Z min = 2.0 Ω)* (Z min = 2.0 Ω)*



Technical Info

SMALL SYSTEM: Corporate AV Rental Voice-Lift

SMALL SYSTEM: Corporate AV Rental Voice-Lift

SM5 Modules SM10 Modules SM20 Modules SMS118 Subs Array Frames    Bose X4 Racks 
8 2 2 8 2 1
MEDIUM SYSTEM: Live Music Rental/Staging

MEDIUM SYSTEM: Live Music Rental/Staging 

SM5 Modules SM10 Modules SM20 Modules SMS118 Subs Array Frames    Bose X4 Racks 
20 2 2 16 2 2
LARGE SYSTEM: Live-Music Rental/Staging

LARGE SYSTEM: Live-Music Rental/Staging 

SM5 Modules SM10 Modules SM20 Modules SMS118 Subs Array Frames    Bose X4 Racks 
28 4 8 24 4 4

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